Robert Huth is a German footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Stoke City. Huth made his debut for Chelsea at the age of 17 in the last game of the 2001–02 season, coming on as a sub at the half-time in a 3–1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Huth scored twice for Chelsea, with one against MŠK Žilina in a Champions League qualifier and the other against Birmingham City in the FA Cup. On 31 August he signed for Middlesbrough for a fee of £6 million on a five-year contract. He scored his first Boro goal in a 2–1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on 5 December 2006. On 27 August 2009, Huth signed a four-year contract with Stoke City for £5 million. He made his Stoke debut in a 1–0 win over Sunderland on 29 August 2009, replacing goalscorer Dave Kitson. He recorded his 100th League appearance by scoring his first Stoke goal on 4 October 2009 against Everton. Huth opened his account for the 2010–11 season with a 93rd minute winner against Aston Villa to help Stoke record their first win of the season. After a successful season for Huth he was named asplayer of the year. In June 2012 Huth signed a new three-year contract with Stoke keeping him at the Britannia Stadium until 2016. Huth is a member of the German national team. He also played at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. He has scored 2 goals in 17 games for Germany, as of June 2006.